Photographer

Boris Lipnitzki

6665-15 © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
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Born in Ukraine, in Oster near Odessa in 1887, came to live in Paris in 1921. There he met Paul Poiret who introduced him to this clientele, set up his first studio and began a career as an up and coming photographer. Beginning in 1924, he published his fashion photographs in Femina and Excelsior (Heim, Schiaparelli, Chanel, Rouff....), as well as photographs of celebrities (Josephine Baker, Dulin, Artaud, Cocteau, Jouvet, Giraudoux, Anouilh, Michel Simon, Colette) and of Parisian celebrations and society events. He spent time with the Russian community in Paris, visiting artists' studios and theaters, photographing ballet and theater decors, as well as the designers and the performers (Fokine, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Lifar among others). During the war, he fled occupied France, meeting up with his friend Marc Chagall in New York. After the war, he and his brothers founded the Lipnitski Studio, which, until the end of the sixties covered Paris theater, ballet and opera events. Boris Lipnitski died in Paris in 1971. His photographic production, as well as that of the Lipnitski Studio, the whole representing more than a million negatives and 600,000 prints, was bought by Roger-Viollet in 1970.

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Roger-Viollet | 1086862 | Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), peintre russe naturalisé allemand, puis français. Paris, décembre 1936. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
71033-26 DG
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), peintre russe naturalisé allemand, puis français. Paris, décembre [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 936310 | Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, in his studio. Paris, August 1934. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
77795-7 DG
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, in his studio. Paris, August 1934.
 
Roger-Viollet | 245332 | Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, in his studio. Paris, August 1934. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
55547-1 DG
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, in his studio. Paris, August 1934.
 
Roger-Viollet | 667858 | Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972), Russian dancer and choreographer, in the  Bolero  by Maurice Ravel. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
539-12 DG
Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972), Russian dancer and choreographer, in the "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel.
 
Roger-Viollet | 872993 | Arkady Doubensky (1890-1966), Russian violinist. Paris, 1925-1935. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
53083-7 DG
Arkady Doubensky (1890-1966), Russian violinist. Paris, 1925-1935.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1000928 | Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, painting with his partner Virginia (1915-2006). Cannes (France), April 1951. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
17766-12 DG
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, painting with his partner Virginia [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 669693 | Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, working on the scenery for  The Firebird , ballet by Igor Stravinsky and performed by the New York City Ballet. New York (United States), 1941-1945. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Studio Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2392-16 DG
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, working on the scenery for "The Firebird", [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 318065 | Monte-Carlo Ballet. Rehearsal for  L'Epreuve d'amour , ballet by Mikhail Fokine. Mikhail Fokine, Vera Nemchinova and André Eglevsky. Principality of Monaco, March 1936. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75812-19 DG
Monte-Carlo Ballet. Rehearsal for "L'Epreuve d'amour", ballet by Mikhail Fokine. Mikhail Fokine, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 217601 | Nathalie Branitzka (1905-1977), danseuse russe. Paris, juin 1933. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
76050-8 DG
Nathalie Branitzka (1905-1977), danseuse russe. Paris, juin 1933.
 
Roger-Viollet | 441113 | Léonide Massine (1895-1979), danseur, chorégraphe, maître de ballet et pédagogue américain d'origine russe. Ballets de Monte Carlo (Principauté de Monaco), 1933. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75946-9 DG
Léonide Massine (1895-1979), danseur, chorégraphe, maître de ballet et pédagogue américain [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 161347 | Olga Spessivtzeva (1895-1999), danseuse russe. Paris, mai 1934. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
76014-19 DG
Olga Spessivtzeva (1895-1999), danseuse russe. Paris, mai 1934.
 
Roger-Viollet | 345146 | Marina Semionova (1907-2010), danseuse russe. Paris, décembre 1935. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
76005-16 DG
Marina Semionova (1907-2010), danseuse russe. Paris, décembre 1935.
 
Roger-Viollet | 410630 | Remise du Chausson d'or à Serge Lifar (1905-1986), danseur et chorégraphe français d'origine russe. Opéra de Paris, 18 décembre 1955. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75921-4 DG
Remise du Chausson d'or à Serge Lifar (1905-1986), danseur et chorégraphe français d'origine russe. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 202947 | Serge Lifar (1905-1986), danseur et chorégraphe français d'origine russe. Paris, février 1949. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75916-20 DG
Serge Lifar (1905-1986), danseur et chorégraphe français d'origine russe. Paris, février 1949.
 
Roger-Viollet | 527083 | Serge Lifar | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75910-19 DG
Serge Lifar
 
Roger-Viollet | 525376 | Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Russian dancer. Paris, May 1933. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75889-5 DG
Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), Russian dancer. Paris, May 1933.
 
Roger-Viollet | 998862 | Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Russian-born German and later French painter. Paris, December 1936. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
71033-19 DG
Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), Russian-born German and later French painter. Paris, December 1936.
 
Roger-Viollet | 750562 | Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951), Russian-born American conductor. Paris, July 1936. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
73137-28 DG
Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951), Russian-born American conductor. Paris, July 1936.
 
Roger-Viollet | 620127 | Serge Conus (1902-1988), Russian pianist and composer. Paris, August 1937. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
72001-53 DG
Serge Conus (1902-1988), Russian pianist and composer. Paris, August 1937.
 
Roger-Viollet | 962111 | Marie Vassilieva (1884-1957), Russian painter and decorator. Paris, February 1953. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
71953-36 DG
Marie Vassilieva (1884-1957), Russian painter and decorator. Paris, February 1953.
 
Roger-Viollet | 718974 | Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, with his partner Virginia (1915-2006) and their son David (born in 1946). Cannes (France), April 1951. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
71020-22 DG
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Russian-born French painter, with his partner Virginia (1915-2006) and [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 366843 | Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Russian composer, naturalized French then American. Paris, June 1929. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
6665-15 DG
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Russian composer, naturalized French then American. Paris, June 1929.
 
Roger-Viollet | 851193 | Igor Stravinski (1882-1971), compositeur russe, en famille. Paris, vers 1930. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
58235-12 DG
Igor Stravinski (1882-1971), compositeur russe, en famille. Paris, vers 1930.
 
Roger-Viollet | 827784 | Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Russian composer. Paris, circa 1930. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
58236-14 DG
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Russian composer. Paris, circa 1930.
 
Roger-Viollet | 378607 | Alice Nikitina (1909-1978), danseuse russe. Paris, vers 1930. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
57851-3 DG
Alice Nikitina (1909-1978), danseuse russe. Paris, vers 1930.
 
Roger-Viollet | 818933 | Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962), Russian painter, sculptor and decorator, in the studio she shared with her husband Mikhail Larionov (1881-1964). Paris, around 1920. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2396-13 DG
Natalia Goncharova (1881-1962), Russian painter, sculptor and decorator, in the studio she shared [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 528629 | Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996), Russian-born dancer, 1930. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
1339-6 DG
Tamara Toumanova (1919-1996), Russian-born dancer, 1930.
 
Roger-Viollet | 326403 | Apollo (Apollon Musagète), ballet by George Balanchine, on a music by Igor Stravinsky. Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. Serge Lifar. 1928. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
14662-1 DG
Apollo (Apollon Musagète), ballet by George Balanchine, on a music by Igor Stravinsky. Diaghilev's [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 783566 | Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Russian pianist and composer. Paris, June 1924. Photograph by Boris Lipnitzki (1887-1971). | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
6670-1 DG
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Russian pianist and composer. Paris, June 1924. Photograph by Boris [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 882007 | Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Russian pianist and composer, and his wife, Lina Llubera (Carolina Codina, 1897-1989), Spanish soprano. Paris, July 1924. Photograph by Boris Lipnitzki (1887-1971). | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
54202-8 DG
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953), Russian pianist and composer, and his wife, Lina Llubera (Carolina [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 864506 | Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky (1874-1951), Russian-born American composer. Paris, September 1925. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
53713-9 DG
Serge Alexandrovich Koussevitzky (1874-1951), Russian-born American composer. Paris, September 1925.
 
Roger-Viollet | 1075619 | Dancing lesson by Mathilde Kschessinska (1872-1971), Russian ballet dancer. Paris, circa 1925. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
3947-5 DG
Dancing lesson by Mathilde Kschessinska (1872-1971), Russian ballet dancer. Paris, circa 1925.
 
Roger-Viollet | 565044 | Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960), Russian dancer in  Semiramis  costume (by André Barsacq). Paris, May 1934. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
39397-20 DG
Ida Rubinstein (1885-1960), Russian dancer in "Semiramis" costume (by André Barsacq). Paris, May [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 888378 | Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Russian composer. Venice (Italy), 1956. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
1390-5 DG
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), Russian composer. Venice (Italy), 1956.
 
Roger-Viollet | 694894 | Henri Troyat (1911-2007), Russian-born French writer. France, 1949. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
13444-1 DG
Henri Troyat (1911-2007), Russian-born French writer. France, 1949.
 
Roger-Viollet | 417195 | Serge Lifar, French dancer and choreographer, in his ballet  Icare . Orchestrations of I. Szyfer. Decorations and costumes of P. Larthe. Opera of Paris, May 1936. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
11063-13 DG
Serge Lifar, French dancer and choreographer, in his ballet "Icare". Orchestrations of I. Szyfer. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 267761 | Alexander Uninsky (1910-1972), Russian pianist naturalized American, June 1937. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
10722-3 DG
Alexander Uninsky (1910-1972), Russian pianist naturalized American, June 1937.
 
Roger-Viollet | 297799 | Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976), Russian-born American cellist. Paris, June 1939. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
10061-19 DG
Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976), Russian-born American cellist. Paris, June 1939.
 
Roger-Viollet | 414017 | George Balanchine (1904-1983) Russian-born American dancer and choreographer. May 1952. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
6222-5 DG
George Balanchine (1904-1983) Russian-born American dancer and choreographer. May 1952.
 
Roger-Viollet | 736991 |  Petrushka , ballet by Michel Fokine on a music by Igor Stravinsky. From left to right: X, Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois, X, Tamara Karsavina, Sergei Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky and Serge Lifar. Paris Opera, 1929. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
7294-16 DG
"Petrushka", ballet by Michel Fokine on a music by Igor Stravinsky. From left to right: X, [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 271238 | Élèves de Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972), danseuse, pédagogue et chorégraphe russe. Paris, janvier 1934. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75956-29 DG
Élèves de Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972), danseuse, pédagogue et chorégraphe russe. Paris, janvier [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 592242 |  David triomphant . Serge Lifar. Paris, Théâtre Cité Universitaire, December 1936. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
77164-1 DG
"David triomphant". Serge Lifar. Paris, Théâtre Cité Universitaire, December 1936.
 
Roger-Viollet | 650809 | Ivan Ivanocitch Petrov (1920-2003 ?) dans le rôle de  Boris Godounov . Opéra Garnier. Paris (9e arr.), mars 1954. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
75601-3 DG
Ivan Ivanocitch Petrov (1920-2003 ?) dans le rôle de "Boris Godounov". Opéra Garnier. Paris (9e [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 259352 | Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976), Russian-born American cellist. Paris, June 1939. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
73454-25 DG
Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976), Russian-born American cellist. Paris, June 1939.
 
Roger-Viollet | 435772 | Mariana de Gonitch (1900-1993), Russian opera singer, with her band. Paris, May 1933. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
72031-44 DG
Mariana de Gonitch (1900-1993), Russian opera singer, with her band. Paris, May 1933.
 
Roger-Viollet | 217914 | Russian poets living in France, circa 1925. Ivan Chmelev (1973-1950) in the centre and Konstantine Balmont (1867-1942) on the right. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
52682-5 DG
Russian poets living in France, circa 1925. Ivan Chmelev (1973-1950) in the centre and Konstantine [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 311418 |  Sleeping Beauty  by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Choreography after Marius Petipa. Direction : Robert Helpmann. International Ballet of the Marquis de Cuevas. Olga Adabache. Paris, October 1960. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
10687-3 DG
"Sleeping Beauty" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Choreography after Marius Petipa. Direction : Robert [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 525070 |  Swan Lake , ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Maya Plisetskaya, September 1961. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
19329-2 DG
"Swan Lake", ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Maya Plisetskaya, September 1961.
 
Roger-Viollet | 586083 | Zizi Jeanmaire and Wladimir Skouratoff in  Que le diable l'emporte , choreography of Roland Petit. Decors and costumes of André Derain. Ballets de Paris, May 1948. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
10815-12 DG
Zizi Jeanmaire and Wladimir Skouratoff in "Que le diable l'emporte", choreography of Roland Petit. [...]
 
Roger-Viollet | 887615 | Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), Russian-born American violinist and conductor, with his sisters Hephzibah Menuhin (1920-1981), American pianist, and Yaltah Menuhin (1921-2001), American-born British writer and pianist, February 1936. | © Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet
2383-11 DG
Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999), Russian-born American violinist and conductor, with his sisters [...]